Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing focuses upon how to construct, secure, manage, monitor and use public IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS clouds. Major areas of focus include barriers to cloud adoption, progress on the part of cloud vendors in removing those barriers, where the line of responsibility is drawn between the cloud vendor and the customer for each of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS clouds,|as well as the management tools that are essential to deploy in the cloud, ensure security in the cloud and ensure the performance of applications running in the cloud. Covered vendors include Amazon, VMware, AFORE, CloudSidekick, CloudPhysics, ElasticBox, Hotlink, New Relic, Prelert, Puppet Labs and Virtustream.

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Will Scale-Out Architectures Kill Enterprise Storage?

March 12, 2014
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StorageNetworking

Google, VMware, Hadoop, and Nutanix have all voted at least in part for a scale-out architecture that does not rely on enterprise storage. VMware and Nutanix are important because they apply these concepts to traditional enterprise workloads. Hadoop represents the future of how data-intensive computing will be done.

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News: VMware’s DaaS Emerges from the Horizon

March 11, 2014
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VMware100x30

This week saw the announcement of VMware’s DaaS offering—VMware Horizon DaaS—based around the acquisition of Desktone in October 2013. This arrival in the marketplace is significant for VMware in that it represents the first entry of a large technology incumbent into the DaaS marketplace.

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Welcome to the Marketplace

March 7, 2014
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CloudComputing

Welcome to the marketplace! Have you noticed how much that term is getting used nowadays? Before the rise of the World Wide Web, the idea of a marketplace was usually that of a physical, brick-and-mortar location, but it could incorporate any open square or place where we as consumers would go to purchase goods and…

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The Value of DevOps in the Enterprise

March 5, 2014
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agilecloud

We live in interesting times. If I were to chart the increase in the number of customers asking for help with DevOps, that chart would look like a hockey stick, that same kind of hockey stick our CFOs are always dreaming of. If I added another line on the chart for the percentage of those…

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AWS Console Extensibility & Asgard

March 3, 2014
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CloudComputing

The Amazon Web Services console isn’t extensible in the way conventional management consoles are. Asgard (a Netflix open source project) may provide an extensible open source alternative.

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Microsoft Continues to Take Great Strides Forward

February 27, 2014
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CloudComputing

Microsoft continues to take great strides forward with its cloud strategy, to the point where success has it charging forth at almost record pace. One thing I have learned, in my years working in IT, is that when Microsoft sets its mind on doing something, it is a pretty safe bet that it will succeed…

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The Cloud Is a Journey, Not a Project

February 21, 2014
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CloudComputing

Since around the turn of the century, I have had a motto that goes like this: “Virtualization is a journey, not a project.” It seems now would be a good time to bring that slogan up to date, changing the message to “The cloud is a journey, not a project.” It really amazes me when…

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IBM SoftLayer Pretends to Be OpenStack by Bridging the API

February 20, 2014
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OpenStack Logo

After acquisition by IBM, SoftLayer has announced Jumpgate as an API bridge to OpenStack. This stops short of a full migration to OpenStack, and it is unclear whether IBM will ever go there.

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News: Intigua Virtualizes the Management Layer

February 19, 2014
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ITasaService

Intigua's strategy is to add virtualization, configuration, and control of the management stack in virtualized data centers and clouds to the existing virtualization of compute, networking and storage. This means that the configuration, deployment, and control of the operation of the management stack can be moved from the disparate members of the management stack into…

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